#MeToo Panel at OCYD Tonight

Chair Fran Sdao will be joining Jennifer Muir Beuthin, Kelsey Brewer and Jane K. Stoever on a panel moderated by Orange County Young Democrats’ President Danielle Serbin to discuss the importance of #MeToo and how we can take this movement to transform Orange County.

Please be sure to attend this critical conversation at the OCYD November meeting, tonight at 7 pm, and encourage the young democrats in your life to join you. See MoreSee Less

OCYD November Meeting: A Discussion on #MeToo

November 8, 2017, 7:00pm – November 8, 2017, 8:00pm

#MeToo mushroomed in the wake of the Weinstein allegations and spread virally to denounce pervasive harassment and assault by powerful men in Hollywood, the State Capital, the Hill, and Orange County politics. #MeToo was intended to give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. It’s working. Join us for a panel moderated by OCYD President Danielle Serbin with Fran Sdao, Jennifer Muir Beuthin, Kelsey Brewer and Jane K. Stoever to discuss how we can graduate #MeToo from a moment to a movement and use it as a catalyst for transformative change in Orange County & beyond. Panelists Fran Sdao | Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County Jennifer Muir Beuthin | General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association Kelsey Brewer | Trustee, CSU Board of Trustees (2014-2016) Professor Jane K. Stover | Director of UCI Initiative to End Family Violence Samatha Corbin | We’ve Said Enough

  27 comments for “#MeToo Panel at OCYD Tonight

  1. David Vasquez
    November 8, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    There are a lot of rumblings about this. CLEARLY, a “faction” of OCDEM individuals support keeping things quiet. That has been exemplified here and elsewhere, where salacious and distasteful remarks were made.

    Of course, the sexual abuse of YOUNG men and women is distasteful in and of itself. Those who REFUSE to speak up, speak out and condemn are as guilty as those who abused these innocent people.

    I CAN NOT understand how these supposed “progressives”, “liberals” and “activists” can stand by and SAY NOTHING. Ignoring the claims, plea’s and accusations against current, former, living and dead individuals.

    When the threat of offending a Man who supports abuse outweighs the rights of the afflicted, we have turned a corner.

    Thank you for making this announcement public. I don’t know of any other outlet which gives attention to this UGLY issue.

  2. OCDEM
    November 9, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I was just forwarded the MOST RIDICULOUS posting ever by “Crazy Greg” Diamond where he tries to defend Julio’s behavior. In one instance he surmises that maybe Julio was refering to “food porn” . Yeah Cocco Puff you expect us to believe he was talking about DVD episodes of the Barefoot Contessa?

    This is reprehensible, his attacking the victims to protect his filthy friend. As usual “Crazy Gregs” comment is litter with suggestion and inuendo.

    I was reminded that this was the same man who defended a rapist and child molester at HIS OWN KIDS SCHOOL!

    Crazy Greg has reached a new low. It’s no wonder he took to Facebook to post it. Even his loser buddies Lyin’ Dave Zenger and whiny Ryan don’t defend creeps like Perez!

    • November 10, 2017 at 8:59 am

      it’s on OCWeekly too; so let’s play along and believe Greg. His missive shows Perez to be a poor communicator and an incompetent manager.

  3. Fred Smith
    November 9, 2017 at 7:50 pm
  4. David Vasquez
    November 9, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    That previous post by “Fred Smith” is alarming.

    Given the climate at the DPOC with Julio and Erik, heading in to a SUPER IMPORTANT Mid-Term, Statewide election cycle, I would expect party leaders to CLAMP DOWN on this stuff and respond HARD, and responsibly.

    The suggestion that this is somehow a “plot” against ultra left politco’s is insane, delusional and frankly what makes mainstream democrats look bad.

    If Jose Moreno and “Crazy Greg” Diamond want to be part of this, they better learn to play nice, be patient and RESPECT others. Otherwise, they can keep complaining about Donald Trump, Ed Royce, Dana Roherbacher and the rest of the FAR RIGHT nuts they keep helping elect.

    Fran needs to STOP THIS NOW. It starts with “Crazy Greg” and Beater “Valledares”. PERIOD

  5. Lenore
    November 9, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Let me guess – Fran Sdao is there to tell every woman who tries to speak up to shut up and sit down, right because she already proved she supports wife beaters, workplace violence, and harassment from men in the DPOC.

  6. Fred Smith
    November 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    And then overnight, hours after the news broke about Valladares, after he he seen the piece, what does the central committee member do? Posts live video of himself at a trannie strip club in Seattle. Yes, lets keep encouraging him!

    • Anon
      November 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Victor get a lap dance ? His two girlfriends that left husbands for him will be mad. Almost as mad as Vern Nelson when he learns Onr of his wife’s friends witnesses a black eye slug.

  7. David Vasquez
    November 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I watched that TRAIN WRECK at the end of the meeting in Santa Ana. WOW.

    All I can say, if Fran doesn’t take immediate action on the clown car that is the Acevedo-Nelson, “Crazy Greg” Diamond, OJB cabal, she is doomed. These people are idiots. Donna did not do herself/Vern any favors.


    Big thanks to the owners/managers at Chapter One, the service for my visit was excellent.

  8. Chris Epting
    November 10, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Wow, just like Vern, Victor accuses the victim of making everything up. These guys are disgraceful.

  9. OCDEM
    November 10, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Chairwoman Sdrao, made clear this week that Victor Valladares past indiscretions matter not.

    I am so afraid of a dis-jointed party where the LOUD fakers make it and hard working normal people get shut out.

    Victor Valladares is BAD NEWS.

    • Anon
      November 11, 2017 at 8:40 am

      So is Sdrao going to make a public statement encouraging all of the Alabama voters to ignore any accusation against Moore? Valladeras is now victim blaming and calling his alleged victim a liar. If this is the moral threshold the local Democratic Party is encouraging, not only Victor but Sdrao has to go to regain any moral high ground in women’s and victim’s rights issue.

  10. Chino bound
    November 11, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Rumor says Donna showed up to speak at the end of the meeting to make rambling accusations against Lorri Galloway. They cut her off.

  11. David Vasquez
    November 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Tony Mendoza……..Where do I remember that name, I mean I KNOW he’s a State Senator, but something stuck out…..Think David, think…….OH YEAH:

    During one of “Crazy Greg” Diamond’s epic meltdowns (which turned into a BEATDOWN on him, he bragged how he WARNED against Jose Solorio being elected and that Medoza “a good Democrat” almost lost. It was recounted Here:
    “His selfishness and stupidity Hoovering up Party money in the 2014 campaign almost cost Tony Mendoza his Senate Seat in the very Democratic SD-32. I tried to warn people about that WAAAAAY in advance, as soon as the shocking primary results came in, but that was ignored because OC people care about Jose Solorio more than they do a liberal like Mendoza. Should this be some huge secret that cannot be said, like in Stalin’s USSR?”http://www.theliberaloc.com/2015/08/10/the-cancer-in-the-dpoc-stage-2/

    Well what do you know, Old Tony Mendoza has himself a #METOO problem, and it get’s worse, he FIRED those subordinates who knew and could report.

    Come on Greg, get out there with a post blaming the young victim, praytell Cocco Puff how this is a “Big Conspiracy” by establishment Democrats to stop good progressives. Please, Greg, get it out there…Were all waiting……

  12. Fred Smith
    November 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Hmmmm and new we get word that Victor’s sugar daddy is Applegate? Paying for all the plane tickets and other swag? Just how dirty is this little play and what role might Clayton-Tarvin’s upcoming divorce, filed by her husband in April and a matter of public record, play in all of it? Towels ready to wipe away all the eggs on the faces?

    • Lenore
      November 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Fred Smith do you have proof of that? It is very concerning to me. I just looked at a Politico article on Doug Applegate. If we have a group of DUI/Domestic Abusers in Orange County trying to sneak into our Democratic Party, I would like to know about it.

      “Retired Marine Colonel Douglas Applegate — a Southern California Democratic House candidate who was endorsed Monday by Attorney General Kamala Harris — was accused of “stalking,” harassing and threatening his ex-wife, who was granted two temporary restraining orders, according to court records on file in Orange County, California. Court records also show that the candidate in 2000 was charged with driving under the influence and pled guilty to reckless driving, then was ordered to attend a alcohol abuse program. In 2004, Applegate was also ordered by the California Superior Court to surrender two firearms related to the domestic violence accusations made by his then-wife, the records showed.”

      I am not one to look the other way with violence of any kind and I do not believe people with drug and alcohol abuse problems are the best choice for leadership roles. I want to see proof that he paid for Victor Valladares to go to Seattle. Also, has any of this income that Victor Valladares has received to go onto these trips been reported in his financial disclosures to the Family Law Court?

      Fran Sdao has proven herself to be an ineffective leader.

      We need transparency, accountability and a clean house. We cannot have trust without it. There are many quality people out there that would be effective leaders, we don’t need people like Victor Villadares who is on probation for his second DUI Charge until 2019 as one of them. Victor Villadares needs to step down as Eboard Representative for AD 72.

      Doug Applegate needs to separate himself from Victor Valladares if he is not truly supporting him. Victor Valladares was given a chance to apologize for his past conduct and instead of apologizing, he said it never happened. That is outrageous conduct that falls far below the minimum standard of being a true Democrat.


  13. OCDEM
    November 12, 2017 at 8:47 am


    I don’t know about Seattle. But there is plenty of proof that Col. Applegate sponsored Victor’s Truman dinner appearance and ride home, including VV’s facebook post gushing over Doug. Additionally several of us heard Victor (Drunkenly) bragging about it that night. I will PM some names who were a party to this conversation.

    In light of Fred’s disclosure, “Crazy Greg” Diamonds tactics make more sense: Blame the victim, Blame “establishment” Democrats and paint the oppressors as victims. If Applegate DID get drunk and socked is wife, he’s in good company with Victor. Maybe he should consider moving to Anaheim, I bet Tom Tait would support him!

  14. Fred Smith
    November 12, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    What will it take for the party to repudiate these scoundrels? Valladeres is STILL driving drunk and endangering people. Wonder if he is beating his new girlfriend the way he beat his ex-wife. Hey Vern did you teach him ALL your tricks? These guys are disgusting. They all belong back in jail.

  15. Fred Smith
    November 13, 2017 at 7:53 am


    The other night from Seattle Valladares hit the Facebook Live button from a gay Seattle strip club. As this article describes:

    “I have no comment on Victor’s sexuality. Certainly that is his own prerogative. I won’t even comment on his Kim Jong Un haircut. I’m no hairstyle shamer. Most people are smart enough not to broadcast themselves shirtless especially when it involves a simulated BJ from a fat ugly drag queen while half naked male dancers are watching from the wings. Perhaps Victor was just there for the “Great music”. No comment yet on what Jeff Letourneau thinks.


  16. Anon
    November 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    So on the hbsledgehammer piece is a video of Valladeras’ children’s grandfather. As a grandfather I find his concerns legitimate and authentic. The gentleman Valladeras strangely was videotaping and threatening to put on Facebook was begging Victor to be a man for his children. He said he has been backing his play with the children so it’s not like the grandfather is being unreasonable. It broke my heart when the grandfather said Victor is calling the children’s mother a “b..ch” in front of the kids. It obviously pains the grandfather hearing what the children say they hear coming from Victor about their mother. Keep defending him. He appears to be a real loser. This is the Democrats reputation on the line. Also equally toxic is Valladeras’ mentor, enabler and apologist OVSD school board president Ms. Tarvin.

  17. Fred Smith
    November 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    After seeing the crazy video of Victor Valladares that he posted at the gay seattle strip club, the LeTourneau man crush seems to make more sense. Does anyone know if they have officially had a “quorum” yet ? LOL I’m sure Greg Diamond is jealous

    • Fred Smith
      November 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      WOW- just posted on Facebook by Valladares ex-wife–with a brutal image–

      My name is Breana Lalama, the ex-wife of Victor Valladares. I recently saw a Facebook post written by my ex-husband, Victor Valladares, responding to an article that was written about the physical, mental, sexual and emotional abuse I have been struggling to overcome.
      Unlike so many other brave women out there, I did not feel empowered by the #MeToo campaign and had nothing to do with publishing the Sledgehammer article about my history of domestic violence.
      I understand that it was written by a woman concerned about Victor’s place in the Democratic party of Orange County. She informed the public about the sworn statements I made in 2013. I made those statements because I feared for my life after I was sexually, physically and verbally attacked by Victor Valladares.
      I sought protection for my safety from the courts.
      I was utterly disgusted to see others question my truthfulness and attack me, a victim for speaking out and seeking the court’s protection. I made these statements before Victor was a delegate to the Democratic Party of Orange County. It was not political – it was for my safety and photos and witnesses can corroborate my testimony that was made under oath.
      He had physically,sexually and verbally attacked me many times before I sought a divorce, but I was too scared to report him because he threatened that if I did he would harm me or my family members. That is also the reason I chose to drop the case, because of my fear of him.
      This same fear prevented me from speaking out about his violence and abuse then and now.
      After seeing what he wrote about me calling me a liar, and also watching the many other women today bravely speaking about their abusive situations, I want to finally come out and tell my story.
      I am ashamed to admit that I was abused for years by Victor Valladares and I have the injuries to prove it. I am speaking for myself because I am tired of his abusive attacks and lies and I won’t be bullied by him anymore.
      He claims he did not do what I swore to under oath, but where is his oath? Our own children witnessed the abuse. Will he call them liars again like he called our youngest son a F-ing liar November 1st to save himself instead of worrying about the impact that this has on our children? I could go to jail for making that up. Why would I do that? There are witnesses to much of this abuse and they are willing to speak up about what they witnessed.
      He tries to put across one image in public and I want people to know the truth. He is a public figure and they are entitled to the truth. I have injuries from him, both physical and mental, that I will never recover from.
      He ignores his child support responsibilities. He smears me to other people. He does not care about his children’s welfare more than his own power. An example of that is when he recently got me fired from my job. He would rather show the world how powerful he is by the circle he runs in over making sure I have the financial ability to provide for our children.
      My fear has turned to an emotion where I want justice. Although I have seen some vicious things said about me, I have also seen some strangers support me. If strangers can support me, I do not feel so alone and I’m not going to be scared anymore.
      Victor accused me of “working with” someone to attack him. That is ridiculous. Much of what he has done is public record, so he can’t deny that.
      I’m attaching a photo of me from the day I went to the police after being abused by him. You can see the bruises for yourself, then maybe all of these people that he has fooled will open their eyes and see the truth.
      I am posting this fully aware that Victor or his “crew” may retaliate for my telling the truth as he has done so in the past but I can no longer remain silent to this abuse Our children and I have endured for all these years.
      I just pray that his retaliation will not hurt our children further.
      This is over, Victor. I’m fighting back. #MeToo

  18. David Vasquez
    November 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    “Crazy Greg” Diamond looks to be the TOTAL A$$HOLE for attacking Victor’s accusers (what is it with this guy, a FAT coward sitting behind a keyboard?) He of course brought out the normal “Fake Vasquez” approach, calling accuser a “troll”, he then went to the “Political Ninja” act, maintaining that this was a conspiracy by “ULTRA RIGHT-WING” agitators, and finally, adding a new dimension to his paranoia calling the commenter a “Sleeper”. This allthewhile, while “Crazy Greg” holds a earily scary one sided conversation with himself. WHAT A NUTJOB.

    I would simply offer this: Victor Valladares has about as much business on the Central Committee as his friend “5 time DUI” Vern does driving a school bus.

    “Crazy Greg’s” insanity notwithstanding, this guy is BAD NEWS going into midterm elections.

    Farrah Kahn is the DUMBEST politican alive if she does not cut ties NOW!

    • Chris Epting
      November 14, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Where did Diamond do all of this?

  19. Lenore
    November 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    As the current ex officio of Assembly District 72, I have requested Victor Valladares to resign from his position as a member, delegate and Executive Board member of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Unfortunately, our Chair Fran Sdao has not supported this approach. I can come to no other conclusion other than she is unfit to run our party at the county level. I am a loyal Democrat, but I also expect transparency, taking responsibility for one’s own actions and this behavior falls far below that bar. This is not a party issue, it is a humanity issue. I will not enable violence or addictions. I cannot apologize to the registered Democrats in Orange County on behalf of the party because I do not run the party. However, as the ex Officio of AD 72 and as one of the current co-chairs of our Credentials committee at the state level (Democratic State Central Committee), I can and I do apologize. Moreover, I offer my support to Victor’s ex-wife, who has been drug through the mud. To the Republicans out there, I am the example of a true Democrat in Orange County – not Victor. Our bar is not that low.

  20. Fred Smith
    November 14, 2017 at 8:28 am

    A comment someone left about Victor. So he uses the N-word too? PENDEJO!!!

    “Let’s not forget that he fraudulently attempted to enter the US military under false pretenses and was later denied/barred from enlistment. Or how he was fired from numerous employments for alcohol related infractions and how he chose to willfully derelict his obligations as a father and refused to obtain employment as to avoid child support payments and provide for his children. How can a man allow the Uncle, former Father-in-Law as well as stepfather to provide for his children and he do nothing. I’m appalled and embarrassed by the actions taken by Mr. Valladares, and in no way am I allowing this to continue on and cause harm to my nephews. As a retired Army Veteran of 13 yrs, never have I allowed one of my soldiers to shirk their responsibilities and duties and i don’t feel a civilian/parent should be allowed to drop the ball as well. When Mr. Valladares’ employment was later found out, due to his children wanting food, Victor decided to try and seek legal course of action under false pretenses again his former Father-in-Law proclaiming harassment. But he is also one that allowed his children to observe pornographic and distasteful material, and later tried to deny it when his children brought the matter up to their mother, including movies like Chucky, which put his oldest son in a very emotional and fearful state and ensuing nightmares. Another account to recall was back in late 2009 when i returned from Iraq to visit family, I hired a Limousine from White Rose to charter myself, my Bro Joe, Victor, my sister and her friends around Orange County for the night. Later in the night Victor was beyond intoxicated and became argumentative and violent with his actions and used Nigger numerous times while trying to engage physically with me. I sent the car away to take everyone home and dispatched my father to pick myself and my Army bro up. When we arrived at my sisters house, Victor engaged me with a blade larger than 8” and altercation ensued causing local law enforcement being dispatched. This call can be retrieved by the local law enforcement with jurisdiction over the Stuart Dr address they shared.”

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